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Observer

ap2il

Date

April 19, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Collected in Pepperwood Reserve elev 425 m
Open grassland; under rocks

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Observer

ap2il

Date

April 19, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Aggressive ant that bites and squirts formic acid

found under rock in open grassland elev 425

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Observer

ap2il

Date

April 19, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

When squished they give off a distinctive scent... some say it smells of pineapple. All I smelled was Tapinoma.

found under rock in open grassland

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Observer

ap2il

Date

April 19, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Recognized by it's two distinctive castes. Small ants... barely fit on my point.

found under rock in open grassland; elev 425

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What

Toothy Skinks Genus Plestiodon

Observer

ap2il

Date

April 19, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Found under rock in Pepperwood Reserve.It was pretty cold in the morning so the skink didn't move much. It had a brilliant blue tail and tan/yellow stripes.

I'm told it was a juvenile. I have no idea what spp it is.

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What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

loarie

Date

October 23, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I drove Leslie Road in the first big rain of the season and western toads were out in force

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What

Silver-spotted Skipper Hesperia comma

Observer

loarie

Date

August 21, 2010

Description

Lots of caterpillars feeding on Amorpha

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What

Foothill Yellow-legged Frog Rana boylii

Observer

loarie

Date

October 23, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

a bunch of first year frogs hanging out in the riffles right where Maacama Creek hits the Russian River

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What

Pacific lamprey Lampetra tridentata

Observer

loarie

Date

April 7, 2007

Description

Its easy to find larval lamprey's in the Russian River in the summer by digging in sandbars in about 4 feet of water. But this is the first and only time I've seen adults spawning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhplDZFqxWA

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What

rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss

Observer

loarie

Date

April 1, 2007

Description

Spawning in Maacama Creek, a tributary of the Russian River

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What

dead man's foot Pisolithus tinctorius

Observer

kueda

Date

November 19, 2010 02:22 PM PST

Description

This weird fungus was growing in the middle of the trail, and I probably would have walked right by it if I was by myself. Someone else was clearly checking it out before us, because we found it cut like this.

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What

Foothill Yellow-legged Frog Rana boylii

Observer

kueda

Date

November 19, 2010 05:41 PM PST

Description

New herp!

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What

Rough-skinned Newt Taricha granulosa

Observer

kueda

Date

November 19, 2010 04:52 PM PST

Description

Encountering all three species of newt within a meter of each other was a piece of luck! This shot shows another way to tell apart Taricha torosa and T. granulosa: in the former, the yellow coloration extends right up to the eye, and in the latter the dark coloration tends to extend below the eye. Stebbins actually says you should check the color of the lower eyelid, which seems somewhat absurd, unless it has its eye closed, like this T. granulosa does.

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What

coastal woodfern Dryopteris arguta

Observer

kueda

Date

November 19, 2010 03:14 PM PST

Description

I think the ID is right...

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What

American trailplant Adenocaulon bicolor

Observer

kueda

Date

November 19, 2010 03:09 PM PST

Description

Scott pointed out this aster to me. Will have to keep an eye out for flowers later.

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What

Honey fungus Genus Armillaria

Observer

kueda

Date

November 19, 2010 02:53 PM PST

Description

I actually think this is Armillaria, despite its weird appearance, because growing right next to it was a more conventional-looking Armillaria-like cluster that Scott pointed out. I'm assuming there was some buried wood, but didn't check. Open to alternate suggestions.

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What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

kueda

Date

November 19, 2010 04:48 PM PST

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What

Red-bellied Newt Taricha rivularis

Observer

kueda

Date

November 19, 2010 04:48 PM PST

Description

Not the greatest pic, but it demonstrates one of the traits used to distinguish these similar species: the degree to which their eyes protrude. In Taricha granulosa (lower left), they do not protrude beyond the jaw line, but in th T. torosa (upper right), they do.

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What

American pillwort Pilularia americana

Observer

kueda

Date

November 19, 2010 04:11 PM PST

Description

Maybe quillwort, maybe pillwort, but it doesn't seem to have that thickened base I'm seeing in other pictures. Growing at the edge of a cow pond, roots loose in the water.

Update: thanks to Tiggrx for the ID.

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What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

loarie

Date

November 19, 2010

Description

on the move!

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What

Red-bellied Newt Taricha rivularis

Observer

loarie

Date

November 19, 2010

Description

On the move!

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What

Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii

Observer

loarie

Date

November 19, 2010

Description

little one and a bigger one under some bark next to a scorpion

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What

Western forest scorpion Uroctonus mordax

Observer

loarie

Date

November 19, 2010

Description

Little tiny guy next to the ensatina

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What

rough cocklebur Xanthium strumarium

Observer

loarie

Date

November 25, 2010

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What

Jimson weed Datura stramonium

Observer

loarie

Date

November 25, 2010

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What

caper spurge (Euphorbia lathyris) Euphorbia lathyris

Observer

loarie

Date

November 25, 2010

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What

Giant Reed Arundo donax

Observer

loarie

Date

November 25, 2010

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Observer

loarie

Date

November 25, 2010

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Observer

loarie

Date

November 25, 2010

Description

I think bitter bolete

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Observer

loarie

Date

November 25, 2010

Description

Jack-o-lantern on bay!